Earlier today, Gralien Report news correspondent Christopher McCollum sent me a link to a bizarre video discovered on YouTube recently, depicting bizarre “life forms” discovered in a sewer system beneath Cameron Village, a shopping center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The video linked below details the journey of a cable or “snake” camera into what appear to be six-inch clay pipes… and the “creatures” discovered within. However, I must warn readers of this blog that the video is a bit graphic, and those with sensitive stomachs may be advised against viewing it:
What are these things? Are these unrecognized colonies of known creatures (several internet sites are suggesting “worms” of some sort), or is this indeed some bizarre instance of life existing in our sewage systems? On the other hand, with the proliferation of viral marketing campaigns all over the net, could this be yet another example of a creature we’ll learn more about in the future; once it hits the silver screen? As a brief aside, I must admit that, in the past, I’ve even been approached by viral marketing groups about posting “anomalous looking” videos on the Gralien Report for purposes of marketing films and television shows (though, rest assured, I generally decline such offers, as I would never post something which might confuse the readership of this blog). Indeed, this too is a possibility worthy of consideration.
More as it develops…
UPDATE: According to a report at the website www.kdvr.com, “An aquatic specialist from the DOW confirmed that what the camera had discovered was actually a Bryozoan, a primitive life form that, as a species, is over 350 million years old.” Bryozoans are, in essence, a collection of smaller organisms that filter food out of a nearby water supply. in the video below, an example of another Bryozoan mass can be seen:
Elsewhere, over at The Silver Onion the assertion has been made that the large cluster of smaller organisms may be annelid worms. One unverified source on YouTube says:
“They are clumps? of annelid worms, almost certainly tubificids. Normally these occur in soil and sediment, especially at the bottom and edges of polluted streams. In the photo they have apparently entered a pipeline somehow, and in the absence of soil they are coiling around each other. The contractions you see are the result of a single worm contracting and then stimulating all the others to do the same almost simultaneously, so it looks like a single big muscle contracting.”
If this is correct, might it explain the anomaly we’re viewing in the curious YouTube video?by